* INEC fixes sept 27 for Osun election re-run * Sad!!! Ras Kimono’s wife, Efemena dies

* INEC fixes sept 27 for Osun election re-run        * Sad!!! Ras Kimono’s wife, Efemena dies



INEC fixes sept 27 for Osun election re-run

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Sunday announced that the Osun gubernatorial election which was earlier declared inconclusive would hold it’s re-run on Thursday, 27 September. Disclosing this after due consultation with political parties’ agents at the INEC office in Osogbo, the INEC’s Chief Returning Officer in Osun State, Joseph Adeola Fuwape, according to DailyTrust, opined that  PDP secured a total vote of 254,698 with APC candidate seconding with 254,345 votes. Read more

Sad!!! Ras Kimono’s wife, Efemena dies

Efe Okedi, the wife of late Reggae singer, Ras Kimono has died. According to Channels Television, Efe who reportedly died in the early hours of Sunday was said to have attended a family function on Saturday. It was reported that she started complaining of ill health and was rushed to the hospital. She reportedly died on the way to get medical attention. Okedi was also Kimono’s manager and a member of his band while he was alive. Read more

Nigerians react over INEC’s ‘inconclusive’ declaration of Osun election

Following the declaration of the governorship election in Osun state as ‘inconclusive’ by the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), Nigerians on Sunday took to the various social media to pour out their minds and lay their opinions bare over the reason given by INEC for declaring the election inconclusive. Recall that the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ademola Adeleke ‎scored 254,698 votes with the candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC, Gboyega Oyetola seconding with 254,345 votes. PDP with a margin of 353 votes tops the lists of the election. In view of the above thin margin, the Independent National Electoral Commission declared the election “inconclusive” and scheduled to hold a re-run on Thursday 27 September. Read more

Imo Governorship: I’m not afraid of direct primaries, says Nwosu

Chief of Staff to the Imo state governor and alleged anointed governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo state, Uche Nwosu has said that he was ready to face party members in the state through whatever mode of primary adopted by the party in the state. Also, the preferred governorship candidate in Rivers state, Tonye Cole said he was prepared for whatever mode adopted by the party in Rivers state, saying what was important was for the party to present a credible candidate for the general election. While Nwosu is widely believed to have been announced for the governorship position by Governor Rochas Okorocha, Cole is believed to be the preferred candidate of Minister of Transportation and former Rivers state Governor, Rotimi Amaechi. Read more

No regrets serving Nigeria under Jonathan – Sambo

A former Vice-President, Namadi Sambo, has said that he has no regrets serving the country as its vice-president under the Goodluck Jonathan administration. Sambo made the comment on Sunday while paying a condolence visit to the Toru-Orua country home of Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, who lost his mother recently, a statement by Dickson’s Special Adviser on Media Relations, Fidelis Soriwei, revealed. Sambo said that he had cause to glorify God for giving him the opportunity to serve the country in the exalted position of vice president. Read more

Why Ndigbo should vote for Buhari in 2019 – Idahosa

Many Nigerians believe that after President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term in office in 2023, should he win the 2019 presidential election, it should be the turn of the Southeast geopolitical zone to produce the next president of the country to ensure equity and fair play. In this interview with journalists to mark his 65th birthday last Friday in Benin City, Hon Charles Idahosa, a former political adviser to ex-Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, now the All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairman, insisted that the Igbo be allowed to take a shot at the presidency after President Buhari’s rule. Read more

Vote buying was minimal in Osun poll, says Nigeria Civil Society

The Nigeria Civil Society (NCS) says incidents of vote buying during the Sept. 22 Osun governorship election was minimal. The Coordinator of the group, Mr Clement Nwanko, said this on Sunday in Osogbo while addressing Journalists on its findings and observations during the poll. Nwanko said announcement by the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) and law enforcement officials to arrest vote buyer suspects and charge them to court helped significantly in reducing the malpractice. Read more

Rejection of Buhari: You can’t speak for North

Former factional National Chairman of the Alliance for Democracy (AD), Alhaji Adamu Song, has tackled the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) over its opposition to President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election bid. The Northern Elders Forum leader, Prof Ango Abdullahi, had in one of his interviews said that the North was shopping for a candidate to replace President Buhari in 2019, saying that the president has disappointed the elders from the North who fought for his victory at the 2015 poll. Read more

Strike: NNPC begs oil workers to exercise restrain

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, has urged oil workers under the auspices of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), to halt their planned industrial action over a labour dispute involving the Management of Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), a Multi-national Oil Company operating in Nigeria, and its staff. NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, in a release on Sunday in Abuja, said the corporation’s GMD had directed its Management to work with other stakeholders to resolve the issue raised by the leadership of the Oil Industry unions. Read more

Victor Moses returns to Chelsea Bench

Moses has only played 9 minutes this season – in all competitions – and is appearing as a sub for the fourth time. On Thursday, he returned to the Chelsea matchday squad against PAOK in the Europa League, but was unused. Chelsea Manager, Maurizio Sarri named the Nigerian on the bench for Today’s Premier League clash against City rivals West Ham. Read more

See who wants to change the face of Women’s Football

FC Robo Head Coach Osahon Emmanuel says he’s on a mission to change the face of female football in Nigeria. Osahon has guided his side to back to back wins in the start to the second stanza of the Nigeria Women’s Premier League (NWPL), scoring five goals in the process. The Owner-Coach told footballlive.ng he wants the team to play possession football and keep the ball on the ground. FC Robo are currently 4th in Group B, a sign of recovery from the slump in the first stanza which the Coach says they had to sacrifice to perfect their new philosophy. Read more

Pogba not as selfish as people think –Deschamps

France manager Didier Deschamps believes the outside world has the wrong image of Paul Pogba, who played a key role in leading Les Bleus to winning the World Cup. At club level the Manchester United midfielder hasn’t lived up to expectations since his then world record £89 million ($116 million) move from Juventus in 2016, although his performances have picked up in recent weeks. Off the field, Pogba has attracted criticism for spending too much time on social media and frequently changing his hairstyle than concentrating on his football. Read more

Chelsea stumble as West Ham battle to 0-0 draw

Chelsea dropped their first points of the season on Sunday as West Ham held Maurizio Sarri’s team to a 0-0 draw at the London Stadium. Chelsea had won all five of their Premier League matches before the weekend, going toe to toe with Liverpool, who won again on Saturday to make it six wins out of six. The visitors dominated possession at the home of their London rivals but failed to create many clear-cut chances and had to deal with West Ham’s constant threat on the break. Read more

Frosinone vs Juventus LIVE score and goal updates from Serie a clash at Stadio Benito Stirpe

Cristiano Ronaldo will be hoping to put a smile back on his face after his Champions League meltdown in the week. Juventus’ superstar Ronaldo saw red against Valencia after an off the ball clash with Jeison Murillo before crying on his way off the pitch. The low came a few days after the high of finally breaking his Serie A duck – when he struck a brace against Sassuolo. Juve will now attempt to continue their 100 per cent record this season against Frosinone at the Stadio Benito Stirpe. Read more

Russian opposition candidate on track to win regional vote

Partial results in a regional election in Russia’s Far East show an opposition candidate has beaten the incumbent governor by a wide margin. The official tally on the Central Election Commission’s website showed on Sunday that incumbent Vyacheslav Shport was trailing 40 percent behind opposition candidate Sergei Furgal, with 90 percent of the votes counted. The tally so far in the Khabarovsk region, which borders China, comes one week after an opposition candidate for governor in the neighboring Primorye region mounted protests following widespread reports of vote-rigging in favor of the Kremlin candidate. Read more

UAE official denies Iranian allegations of links to military parade attackers

A senior United Arab Emirates official denied on Sunday Iranian allegations alluding to the involvement of the UAE in training troops that claimed the attack on a military parade in southwestern Iran. The “formal incitement against the UAE from within Iran is unfortunate, and has escalated after the Ahvaz attack,” said Minister of State for Foreign Affairs for the United Arab Emirates Anwar Gargash in a tweet. “The UAE’s historical position against terrorism and violence is clear and Tehran’s allegations are baseless.” Read more

Boko Haram landmines in Nigeria killed at least 162 in 2 years – study

Hundreds of people have been killed or maimed by landmines in north-east Nigeria, research shows. Mines laid by Boko Haram, the extremist group that has waged a deadly insurgency in the Lake Chad region, killed 162 people in two years and wounded 277 more, according to the Mines Advisory Group (MAG), a landmine clearance charity. Casualties rose from 12 per month in 2016 to 19 per month in 2017-18, making Nigeria’s casualty rate from mines the eighth highest in the world. After nine years of the insurgency, locally produced landmines, unexploded bombs and improvised explosive devices are scattered across the north-east. Read more


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